It was a saga that lingered and lingered and then lingered some more, but finally, the Manly Sea Eagles have announced that fullback Brett Stewart has re-signed with the club, on a 4-year deal.
Stewart, 27, said that he always wanted to finish his career in the maroon and white.
â€œI love Manly, Iâ€™ve never wanted to be anywhere else and itâ€™s really satisfying to know I can play out my career here,â€ Stewart said.
â€œWe have a really tight playing group, a really positive culture and I want to be part of that for as long as I can.â€
Manly coach Geoff Toovey is pleased that Stewart has decided to remain at the club, as he sees him being a crucial part of the club’s leadership group.
â€œBrett is a quality player and a quality person and is an integral part of our leadership group,â€ Coach Geoff Toovey said.
â€œNeedless to say, heâ€™s highly respected by everybody at the club and itâ€™s outstanding he remains a one-club player.â€